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The Whole Truth (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | September 1958 (USA)
A movie executive is framed for the murder of his beautiful promiscuous leading lady by her jealous, estranged husband.

Directors:

John Guillermin, Dan Cohen (uncredited)

Writers:

Jonathan Latimer (screenplay), Philip Mackie (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Max Poulton
Donna Reed ... Carol Poulton
George Sanders ... Carliss
Gianna Maria Canale ... Gina Bertini
Michael Shillo Michael Shillo ... Inspector Simon
Richard Molinas Richard Molinas ... Gilbert
Peter Dyneley ... Willy Reichel
John Van Eyssen John Van Eyssen ... Archer
Philip Vickers Philip Vickers ... Jack Leslie
Jimmy Thompson Jimmy Thompson ... First Assistant
Hy Hazell ... American Woman
Carlo Giustini Carlo Giustini ... Leading Man (as Carlo Justini)
Agnes Lauchlan Agnes Lauchlan ... Englishwoman
Jacques Cey Jacques Cey ... Barman
Hugo De Vernier Hugo De Vernier ... Hotel Receptionst
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Storyline

Movie producer Max Poulton is having an on again, off again affair with Gina Bertini, the temperamental leading lady in his latest movie which is filming in the French Riviera. Gina and Max's current off again status is due to Max vowing to make a go of his marriage to his loving wife, Carol Poulton, with who he has had a sometimes strained relationship. Gina and Max's relationship moves into another realm when she threatens to tell Carol of the the affair. That's why Max is hesitant to divulge the full nature of his relationship to Gina when she is found murdered. He is certain that the murderer is a man named Carliss, who introduced himself to Max earlier as being with Scotland Yard, he assisting the local French authorities in the investigation into Gina's murder, this before Gina was actually murdered. Carliss seemingly is trying to frame Max for the murder. Max understands more when he learns who Carliss is. Despite the authorities being after him, Max does whatever he can both ... Written by Huggo

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"You'll Go Back to Your Wife Over My Dead Body"...AND HE DID! See more »


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English | Italian | French

Release Date:

September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names, characters or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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After leaving Max and Carol, and trying to make an escape before the police arrive, Carliss jumps in the car in the left-handed driver's seat. The long shot of the car tearing down the hill then shows it to be a European version of the same car with the driver in a right-handed driver's seat. Various subsequent shots - close, long and from inside have Carliss appearing to be driving from the right seat, left seat and in between the two. See more »

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A Very Average Thriller
26 June 2012 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I rated this film 5/10 as it was no more than par for the course.The minute George Sanders appeared, I knew he was going to play another suave sophisticated villain as he has played in so many other films.Donna Reed must have been disappointed with her rather anodyne part and Stewart Granger does his best with the dialogue in the mediocre screenplay.

As far as I was concerned, the star of the film was the 1958 white Jaguar XK3 sports car.A few location shots around the south of France were seen but the rest was obviously shot in a film studio.The most farcical shot was a so called "car chase" that seemed to be wholly and claustrophobically shot on the film set where the cars seemed to be going round in circles around the artificial buildings!


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